Aconitum falconeri Stapf.

Family _ Ranunculaceae.

Habitat _ The sub-alpine and alpine

zones of the Garhwal Himalayas.

Ayurvedic _ Vatsanaabha (related


Folk _ Bikh, Bis, Meethaa Telia.

Action _ Sedative, carminative,

anti-inflammatory (used for the

treatment of nervous system,

digestive system; rheumatism,

fever). The root alkaloids contain bishatisine,

bishaconitine, falconitine and

mithaconitine. Treatment with cow’s

milk reduces cardiotoxic effect of the


Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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